SOURCE: Sire Records

May 02, 2006 09:30 ET

The Veronicas to Hit the Road With Ashlee Simpson

Tour in Support of Aussie Pop-Rock Duo's Debut Album "The Secret Life Of..." Begins June 5th; Digital Version of First Single -- "4ever" -- Sells 100K

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- Pop-rock sensations and identical twin sisters with an edgy, free-spirited sound, The Veronicas will hit the road with Ashlee Simpson to promote the duo's debut album "The Secret Life Of..." The tour with Simpson, which begins in Santa Barbara, Calif., June 5 will showcase hook-laden gems from the album including the hit single "4ever," which has sold over 100,000 digital downloads. "The Secret Life Of..." was released February 14th on Sire Records.

Twenty-one-year-olds Jess and Lisa Origliasso, who are originally from Brisbane and now live in Los Angeles, co-wrote eight of the 12 tracks on their debut album with veteran hitmakers Billy Steinberg (Madonna), Max Martin (Britney Spears), Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne), Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson), and Toby Gad (Enrique Iglesias).

Drawing from influences that include Roy Orbison and AC/DC, the girls have an infectious mixture of bold, bright rockin' pop anchored by their unique harmonic blend, which led Teen Vogue to call "The Secret Life Of..." "an album that manages to be both sweet and vicious, a killer combo." After their headlining show at New York City's Avalon in February, The New York Post touted the show saying, "This Aussie girl group is the real thing!"

The girls have also been featured in Blender, Teen People, Interview, Paper Magazine, and an MTV News "You Hear It First" segment, as well as singled out as Breaker Artists by the AOL Music and Radio Networks. They've appeared as themselves on the WB's sisterly drama "Related," as well as singing the show's title track, and ABC Family Channel's hit series "Beautiful People." They have also appeared on MTV's "TRL," Sessions @ AOL, opened a string of high-profile dates for Ryan Cabrera last year and headlined their own U.S. tour in January.

The Veronicas tour dates supporting Ashlee Simpson are as follows:

DATE                CITY                VENUE
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June 5              Santa Barbara, CA   Santa Barbara Bowl
June 7              Los Angeles, CA     Greek Theater
June 8              Alpine, CA          Concerts in the Park
June 10             Las Vegas, NV       House Of Blues
June 11             Phoenix, AZ         Dodge Theater
June 13             Denver, CO          Coors Amphitheater
June 16             Spring, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 17             Dallas, TX          Smirnoff Music Center
June 18             Little Rock, AR     Alltel Arena
June 20             Oklahoma City, OK   Ford Center
June 22             Baton Rouge, LA     River Center
June 23             Memphis, TN         Mud Island Amphitheater
June 25             Portsmouth, VA      Harbor Center
June 27             Myrtle Beach, SC    House Of Blues
June 29             Glen Allen, VA      Innsbrook Pavilion
June 30             Bristow, VA         Nissan Pavilion
July 2              Atlantic City, NJ   The Borgata
July 5              Hampton Beach, NH   Hampton Beach Casino
July 6              Hyannis, MA         Cape Cod Melody Tent
July 9              Wallingford, CT     Chevrolet Theater
July 11             Boston, MA          Band of America Pavilion
July 12             Philadelphia, PA    Electric Factory
July 14             Hershey, PA         Hershey Park Pavilion
July 15             Pittsburgh, PA      Chevrolet Amphitheater
July 18             Darien Center, NY   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 20             Holmdel, NJ         PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21             Bethel, NY          Bethel Woods
July 23             Wantagh, NY         Jones Beach Theater
July 25             Toledo, OH          Zoo Amphitheater
July 26             Wheaton, IL         Dupage County Fair
July 29             Clarkston, MI       DTE Energy Music Theater

Contact Information

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    Sire Records Publicity
    Nikki Herceg
    Nikki.Herceg@wbr.com
    (615) 214-1489